The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

11 months ago

Winter 2022

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  • Christmas
  • France
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  • Medieval
  • Provence
Discover France’s magical winter wonderland destinations - from the French Alps to the French Riviera. Read about the biggest bûche de Noël, Christmas log cake, in the world and see Paris when it snows. Head to the sweet village of Flavigny in Burgundy where the film Chocolat was filmed and to Rouen, the Ardèche region and Côtes du Rhône. Go gaga for gorgeous Gascony and feel festive at the colourful Christmas market of Metz, Lorraine.Toulouse, feel good films, recipes, guides and giveaways…

Inspiration for your

Inspiration for your travels to France in 2023 French Alps Planning or dreaming of a visit to France – we’ve handpicked the best tours and the best places to stay… THE BEST TOURS CroisiEurope – the best cruises in France CroisiEurope are the largest cruise operator in France, and their tours are unbeatable. Sail the rivers, canals and Mediterranean Sea and discover the culture, gastronomy and cultural wealth of France. Enjoy all-inclusive life onboard with the finest food and wines and fabulous tours that take you to the heart of each destination. No stressing, no driving, no wondering how to fit in all the glorious must-see places or how to reach the off the beaten track gems, CroisiEurope’s cruises and excursions take you to the very best of France – in style. Gascony Day trips and tour packages all over France, plus brilliant shore excursions Ophorus Tours are a French family run business with huge experience of running small group tours all over France as well as shore excursions. There is a huge choice of tours from fun and informative guided walking city tours to very carefully crafted multi regional packages, wine tasting, cycling and more. Their aim is to show you France as they believe it should be shown – authentic, colourful and friendly. Battlefield tours and historical travel experiences Sophie’s Great War Tours are tailor-made historical travel experiences. This family-run specialist tour operator creates exceptional WWI and WWII battlefields tours across France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Travel at your pace and explore the destinations you really want to get to know, at a time to suit you. Sophie will research the history and background of soldiers so that each battlefield tour is a personal historical experience. Her team can also include additional experiences to suit you such as chateau visits in the Loire, Champagne tastings in Champagne and a classic car tour in Provence. Every itinerary is created to be perfect – for you. Tours for those who love the authentic Discover the real southern France – from captivating Carcassonne to magical Montpellier, or the best of Provence and the lavender fields, Normandy, Bordeaux and Dordogne. On these luxury, small group tours you’ll get to be a temporary local and indulge in the best gastronomy, discover the beauty and culture of France... Outstanding Rhone Valley Wine Tours The Rhone Valley is the ultimate wine lovers destination. And there’s no better way to discover this beautiful area of Provence and its vineyards than with a three day tour with a local expert guide. This is a unique chance to experience the real Provence. You’ll meet local wine makers, visit the grand domaines and famous estates. And of course, taste the very best wines and cuisine to match. Fabulous Food Tours of Dordogne Unique and utterly scrumptious gastronomic day tours of Dordogne. You’ll be transported by 2CV through the glorious Dordogne landscape to visit the most amazing foodie destinations and taste local specialities including truffles, caviar and wine. Visit castles, breath-takingly pretty villages, vineyards, churches, manors and mills. Carcassonne © Paul Palau Year round themed and bespoke small group tours of Provence Small group tours and customized travelling to give you memories to last a lifetime. Discover the best of Provence: Lavender tours, truffle hunting, grape harvest, and bespoke tours as well as chauffeur services for day trips or a lot longer. Emily Durand’s Private Provence tours are unique, exclusive and truly fabulous. Gascony, the Basque country, Provence and southern France Nourish your soul and unleash your spirit of adventure in Gascony. You’ll experience the famous food, wine and Armagnac of the region and discover where to find the best antique shops and flea markets, the most beautiful villages and magnificent chateaux. From one day to weeklong tours that are customised for you. There are also tours of Provence, southern France and the Basque country. Culture & cookery tours in Provence Cooking classes with chefs in their homes where you’ll cook “authentic French dishes, no frou-frou” says host Martine Bertin-Peterson. You’ll shop at the enchanting street markets with chefs and dine at the most scrumptious restaurants in beautiful towns of Provence on this fully escorted delicious and cultural trip of a lifetime. Tailor made tours and itineraries to suit you Want to take a trip in France that’s totally about what you want to see and do. RNI Travel 98 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 99